Based on popular demand, here are the videos of the different scenarios and concepts in lab management, to help you get started quickly. The videos are based on Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 RC. The first video is an overview and the subsequent 5 videos are part of a ‘How-to’ series starting from setup.
You can read the summary of each video below. Click here to download all the videos.
Provides an overview of how lab management fits into Visual Studio 2010, the various components, and the following key scenarios:
Provision environments quickly for testers and developers
Automate the build-deploy-test cycle
File rich bugs with environment snapshots that reproduce for the developer
Video 1 - Setup and Configure Lab Management
Walks you through the setup and configuration steps. Shows you how to setup the Virtual Machine Manager server and how to configure lab management on Team Foundation Server.
The pre-requisites for this scenario are:
Video 2 - Create a virtual environment
Walks you through the experience of creating your first virtual environment. Illustrates the two ways to create a new virtual environment – compose environment using running VMs and create a new environment using templates in the library.
Video 3 - Create Build and Test Artifacts
Shows you how to create build and test artifacts needed to deploy your build on the environment and to run test cases. These artifacts are pre-requisites for the scenarios in the next two videos.
Video 4 - Automate the build-deploy-test cycle
Walks you through the experience of authoring and running a workflow to build your application, restore environment to a clean snapshot, deploy the build on your environment, take a post deployment snapshot, and run build verification tests.
Video 5 - File a rich bug with environment snapshots
Shows you how to file rich bugs with the environment snapshot, as you run manual tests. Also shows you how the developer can connect to the environment snapshot from the bug to reproduce the error.
Hopefully, these videos will help you in adopting and using lab management. For more information on VSTS 2010 Lab Management, feel free to check out the Lab Management Team Blog.